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Slip petticoat and knickers

Slip petticoat and knickers

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    early 1938 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk with silk embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Worn by Miss Monica Maurice and given by her family

  • Museum number:

    T.788:1, 2-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ivory silk slip and matching camiknickers, with cream silk embroidered M in a fish shape.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


early 1938 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk with silk embroidery

Object history note

Worn by Monica Maurice (30 June 1908-20 September 1995) for her marriage to Dr. Arthur Newton Jacksom in June 1938. Monica Maurice was an independent and unconventional woman who in 1938 become the first - and until 1978, only - woman member of the Association of Mining Electrical Engineers. She had a passion for racing cars and flying, and loved clothes, showing a great sense of style and originality in how she dressed.

Registered File number 1995/2065.

Descriptive line

Lingerie, slip petticoat and knickers, embroidered cream crêpe, Great Britain, early 1938.

Labels and date

Handmade by an itinerant seamstress

Silk, with monogram MM embroidered in silk
Purchased by Miss Monica Maurice for her trousseau and given by her family
V&A: T.788:1-1995 [2011]


Silk (textile); Silk thread




Fashion; Women's clothes; Underwear; Marriage; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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